Tag:Problems
Posted on: May 20, 2010 7:31 pm
Edited on: May 25, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Seattle Mariners Weekly- Weeks 1-6

      Hello all you baseball fans. This is my first blog about the Seattle Mariners. In this special edition blog I will bring you all the info you need to know about week 1-6 about the Seattle Mariners. I would like to start out by saying thank you for tuning in to my blog and I will do this every sunday of the week but this one is a special edition because I am starting out late.

       So we have not done very good in the Mariners first 6 weeks. We are 15-26. This is not good the Mariners have many problems that need to be fixed. First off the Mariners hitting has been very bad this far in the season. The Mariners average about 2-3 runs every game. That will not win the Mariners games and it has not. The Mariners starting pitchers are amazing and will usually give you at least a quality start. Our starting five as of May 16 is Felix Hernandez, Ian Snell, Cliff Lee, Doug Fister, Justin Fargas. As you know Ryan Rowland Smith has been doing terrible lately so The Mariners decided to give Ian Snell a second try. All Mariners fans can hope Ian can perform well.

     Lets get back to hitting. The Mariners have been doing terrible hitting in the first 6 weeks. The Mariners picked up Chone Figgins, Casey Kotchman, and Milton Bradley in the off season. Chone Figgins has been hitting under 200 which is bad considering he averages something like 300 for his career. Casey Kotchman is also hitting under 200 which is very bad. Milton Bradley was 1-21 in his first 21 at bats but has been heating up lately. As you know we re-signed Ken Griffey Jr, he has been doing terrible this far taking naps in the dugout, hitting 184, and not being a leader. If he wants to play in Seattle he should show some effort instead of taking naps. We dropped Eric Byrnes, he was doing terrible. There was one play where they were trying to do a suicide squeeze and Ichiro was on third and Eric Byrnes pulled back the bunt. That is not what a MLB player should do. For about the past week the Mariners have been doing a lot better hitting. Could this be the start of something good? 

     Another thing I would like to tell you about is our bullpen. First off our closer David Aardsma has already blown two saves in the first 6 weeks. That is two wins the Mariners should have right now. As far as everybody else they have done terrible. The Mariners starting pitchers will do great and then our relief pitchers will come in and give up a extra 2 to 3 runs. That is terrible the bullpen is responsible for about 8 of our losses that the Mariners should have right now. The Mariners have made to many mistakes thus far in the season. As far as not bunting on a suicide squeeze to not catching the ball to making stupid bloopers. If the Mariners do not do something now then they will be out of the A.L west race soon. 

Posted on: May 19, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Boston Red Sox problems

      So we all know that the Boston Red Sox is doing very bad lately. I would like to tell you what they need to do. Well their biggest problem right now is their bullpen. They have been in many close games and in those games their bullpens give up too much runs. Papelpon is giving up way to much runs for a closer. The Red Sox need to sit him and give him some time to think what he is doing wrong and then play him to see what he can do. As far as the rest of the bullpen they are not that good. They need to strap down and do their jobs by not giving up so many runs. 

      Their second problem is their starting pitchers. Lets face it most Red Sox games have been pretty high scores and now with Josh Beckett on the DL this creates many more problems. Dice K needs to start to be the Red Sox's guy. He has not done that lately. After all his injury's you can not expect him to do amazing but that is what the Red Sox need. Even when Josh Beckett was in he was not that good but he was their best pitcher. That is telling you something about their starting pitchers. Jon Lester is right now their guy who is giving them the most opportunities to win. 

 

       Their third problem is the way they are not competing. I think their hitting is very good but are not showing it. Every game to them is just another game. That is not the way the hitters should show up. They need to think of every game as an huge game. Once this happens the Red Sox will start to do better. Kevin Youkillis is their only player who seems to show up every single game. Kevin is a dedicated guy who is dedicated to winning. The Red Sox are going through problems right now and they can over come them but will they?    

 

 
 
 
 
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